He New York JetsThe search for answers on offense will extend into the offseason, when they will likely reconsider the opportunity to acquire a player they have had their eyes on since last summer.
But the Jets might not be willing to take no for an answer, as NFL sources expect New York to pursue Adams again this offseason.
“That will happen,” a source told ESPN. “I think so.”
Sources said they believe whether the Raiders consider trading Adams could depend on how his season ends. Since naming Antonio Pierce as interim head coach, the Raiders (5-5) have won both of their games and earned the recognition and respect of the entire league, while Adams looked and sounded extremely happy.
If the Raiders, who visit the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, can continue to show that they are going in the right direction, Adams might want to stay in Las Vegas, where he has enjoyed living.
But if the Raiders struggle down the stretch and Adams believes a reunion for Rodgers in New York increases his chances of winning, he could ultimately end up requesting a trade.
Adams and Rodgers admire and respect each other, and the former Green Bay Packers His teammates spent last weekend connecting in Las Vegas, and Adams posted a photo on social media of the time they spent together.
The Jets have been watching and following Adams since they landed Rodgers this year. New York’s most recent attempt to acquire Adams came last month, as the Jets waited for the right time to contact the Raiders about the three-time All-Pro receiver.
But the Raiders, less than a day away from a loss to the Detroit Lions on “Monday Night Football” and just hours before firing coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler, they told the Jets before the Oct. 31 deadline that they were not interested in trading Adams. Another source told ESPN before the deadline that there was “no chance” Las Vegas would trade the six-time Pro Bowler.
Adams, 30, has 57 receptions for 659 yards and three touchdowns this season, his second with the Raiders.
The Jets (4-5) enter Sunday’s road game against AFC East rival Bills He ranked 29th in total offensive yards per game and averaged just 16 points per game, third-lowest in the NFL. The Jets offense has not scored a touchdown since the 13-10 victory over the New York Giants on October 29.